Los Angeles builds a second Frank Gehry hallNews
Every visitor knows and loves Walt Disney Hall, a symphony of light and outstanding sound.
Now, right across the road, the Colburn School has asked Gehry to build a matching hall. The cost? A mere $350 million.
Mark Swed writes: It will not only serve an institution that looks after the music and dance education of students from infants to seniors but will also reach out to and offer a civic gathering place for a broad public.
The hall will stand behind the Grand — the spectacular, multipurpose complex across the street from Disney Hall that was also designed by Gehry and is set to open in May. Its potential is to become the linchpin for finally turning Grand Avenue into a thriving arts district of international importance.
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